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In 18*0. the patrons of this school
bullt a hu use twenty feed vide and
thirty feet long, which resembled a
car-box. as It had a flat tin roof. This
little "Car-box" as it was called, was
- ceiled, and bad as old-time bro?d fire
place, and rustic benches. The first
teacher was Mr. James Madden. In
1>07. Mm. R. E. Boyd was elected to
teach this school. She taught three
?easions and during this time, a map.
fifteen desks, and a small library were
In the. summer of 1910, this old
house was moved away, and a new
building was erected on the Clemson
plan. It is painted on the outside, and
is equipped with modern improve
snents. Miss Carrie Langrston taught
daring the sessions of 1910-11 and
Miss Bertha Jacobs is teaching the
school this session. It will run at
least seven months, while in the past
it has ran only six month a Six Cr
one pupils have been enrolled, (as to
number, this is about the same as for
the past five years), and there are
etsbt praxes. On aarount of (mumps
getting into the scheel, there is only
one pupil now who hu not missed a
dar this session. Thirteen pupils are
taking the School Journal.'
J. C McDaniel. Jr., and John Raphy
Owing* bare Joined the Corn club this
year. This session we have bought
five pictures for our schoolroom and
the trustees bought a nice desk and
chair for the teacher and also s globe
for the school. In fact, our schooi is
progressing nicely under the manage
ment of Miss Jacobs whom we all
The Barksdale school was organized
in 1&S5 with Mr. Mac Bryson as the
first teacher. The land on which the
school house is now built was given
by Mrs. GL B. Da vail of Lnnrens for
school purposes so long as the school
is kept up. but is to go back to the
original owner If the school building
is removed or K the school la suspend,
ed for any length of time.
Up to 1909 the school employed only
one teacher. Miss Mse Putnam being
the last to teach the school nntl the
enrploymext of two teachers. Misses
Ella Wilhey and Amanda Mars were
te first two teachers engaged under
this plsn. Since that time the school
las employed Misses Maggie Gsrling
ton and Mary Teagae; Misses Mse I
Porter and Mary Teague: and Misses \
Carrie L<el Havird and Amy Snockley.
the present teachers of the school.
The school term, ss in other rural
schools varies. Last year the school
was run for eight months, but this,
ys?r it will only be a seven month's j
term. Bearing this session fifty.six'
pupils hare been enrolled. Out of
this number twelve did not stterd
(Orty days. In 1908 Uiere were forty
eight pupils enrolled: 1909. sixty-one:
1910. fifty-one; mnd 1911. sixty-seven.
There are eleven children in Dials
No. 6 who are not attending school.
The number of grades taught are nine.
In our school there are only three
subscribers to the School Journal.
One pupil, Betrtie Mae Bishop, will
receive the perfect attendance button.
The trustees of the school are W, W.
Yeargin. D. K. Todd and Will Barks
This year the school cleared twelve
dollars and forty cents ($12.40-. The
money was used for buying two water
coolers, two pictures, and some books
for ?ie library.
The school is at present run on a
two mill tax. but efforts are now be
ing made to vote an extra three will
tax. making five mills in all. This is
hoped to be accomplished by next Fall.
Our school was founded in 189",
with Miss Alice Little of Clinton, as
our first teacher. The school building
is located on the line between New.
berry and Laurens counties. The por
tion of the district which is in Lau- '
rens county is known as district No.
7, while the Newberry side is No. 67.
Our school has run for nine months
in tht year, every year since it was
founded, except one or two. We b?ve
had eleven .eachers during the time,
nnd all were good ones. Our teacher
at present is Miss Lois ErvJn, and we
can't help hut feel that she is the best
yet. We now have an enrollment of
We have many improvements, such
as new desks, water cooler, maps, li
brary, globes, new blackboards, etc.
When we get the new house, together
with our present teacher, and these im.
provements, we will have one of th
most up-to-date schools in either of
the two counties.
I Age 10. Helen Wallace,
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